What are India’s immediate priorities in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a high level group in view of the ongoing developments in Afghanistan. The high level group comprises National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar and other senior officials.

The top focus of the group would be India’s immediate priorities in Afghanistan. The immediate priority for India would be the evacuation of its nationals, many of who are still stranded in Afghansitan, which was taken over by Pakistan.

Another major priority would be to ensure that the Afghan soil is not used against India for any terror attacks. This is crucial in the backdrop of the meeting that the leaders of the Jaish-e-Mohammad had with the Taliban.

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PM Modi, EAM Jaishankar to chair high-level meetings during India’s UNSC presidency next month

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi along with foreign minister, S Jaishankar and foreign secretary Harsh Shringla will several high level meetings during the Indian presidency of the UN Security Council next month.

The meetings would discuss maritime security, counter-terror and UN peace keeping operations.

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Vaccine, Afghanistan, China top India-US discussions during EAM’s visit

New Delhi, May 30: The United States has assured India that in the view of it withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration would keep a close watch on the Af-Pak region to ensure that security in the region does not deteriorate.

The US security team also assured visiting Indian External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar of an appropriate response if things go south in Afghanistan.

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During meetings with heads of mission, Jaishankar tasks envoys with acquiring medical essentials

New Delhi, Apr 30: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar held a briefing with all heads of missions across the world on the ongoing crisis.

The envoys have been tasked with acquiring medical oxygen, Tocilizumab and Remdesivir.

Several officials that OneIndia spoke with that India’s gestures towards the international community to fight the pandemic in the early days has paid off. All major countries like the US, Germany, South Korea, Japan, EU, Russia and even China have been helping India at this hour of crisis.

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Jaishankar to present India’s views on Afghan peace process

New Delhi, Mar 30: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar is likely to present India’s view on the Afghan peace process later today.

Jaishankar is in Tajikistan and will hold meetings with leaders of the Central Asian States.

Jaishankar will today come face to face with his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

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No Indo-Pak bi-lateral so far on sidelines of Afghan meet

New Delhi, Mar 30: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will today come face to face with his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

The two leaders would be taking part in a meeting on Afghanistan. On March 30, the two ministers will be taking part in the Heart of Asia conference in Dushanbe, where the future of Afghanistan would be discussed. However there is no word of a bi-lateral during the meet.

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With a likely meeting of Jaishankar, Qureshi Indo-Pak tensions set to thaw further

New Delhi, Mar 20: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will come face to face with his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan later this month.

The two leaders would be taking part in a meeting on Afghanistan. On March 30, the two ministers will be taking part in the Heart of Asia conference in Dushanbe, where the future of Afghanistan would be discussed. The two leaders are likely to meet on the sidelines of this meeting. 

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While spelling out India’s way forward, Jaishankar tells China bi-lateral is not a one way street

New Delhi, Jan 29: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar clearly outlined that the only way forward for India and China is for the armies to go back to their permanent bases along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.

On Thursday, Jaishankar outlined eight broad principles for repairing ties between India and China that included strict adherence to all agreements on management of the Line of Actual Control, mutual respect and sensitivity, and recognising each other”s aspirations as rising Asian powers.

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In Sri Lanka, Jaishankar reiterates demand to fulfil expectations of Tamil minorities

New Delhi, Jan 06: India called on Sri Lanka to meet the Tamil minority’s expectations for a greater devolution of powers as part of the reconciliation process.

India also committed itself to greater cooperation aimed at boosting the post COVID-19 recovery effects of the nation. 

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India-UK talk free trade, defence and security ahead of Boris Johnson’s visit

New Delhi, Dec 15: The meeting between visiting UK Secretary of State, Domnic Raab and India’s foreign minister, S Jaishankar was dominated by defence and security cooperation and a free trade agreement.

Both countries agreed on a 10 year, 360 degree roadmap for upgrading India-UK Partnership to the next level. 

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